PINK ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM: TRAUMA INFORMED CARE IN THE ALCOHOL AND DRUG SECTOR
WITH DONNA ZANDER
VAADA has been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) under the Substance Misuse Services Delivery Grants Fund (SMSDGF) to provide trauma informed care (TIC) training for AOD and other health/welfare workers.
Adopting a trauma informed approach to practice ensures that all consumers and their presentations are understood in the context of their life experiences and cultural backgrounds. These 1-day experiential workshops, held in 6 locations across Victoria, will equip workers with new skills and the confidence to work more effectively with people who present with trauma-related issues.
Donna Zander, a leading local expert on the neurobiology of trauma, trauma-based interventions and loss and grief will present Pink elephants in the room: Trauma informed care in the AOD sector.
Donna will present alongside a trauma survivor who will “bring the pink elephant into the room”, allowing workers to gain a unique insight into how trauma affects people, the interaction between trauma and substance use, and the clinical frameworks for practice.
To view the program and register your attendance, click on the link of the date and location of your choice.
Monday 9 September 2013 – Melbourne
Wednesday 11 September 2013 – Ballarat
Monday 16 September 2013 – Traralgon
Thursday 19 September 2013 – Colac
Monday 23 September 2013 – Benalla
Wednesday 25 September 2013 – Bendigo
Cost: $90 + Eventbrite processing fee (includes a manual, morning/afternoon tea and lunch)
Contact Anna Guthrie on aguthrie or Jane Moreton on jmoreton with any queries.